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Finding the Best Wild Edibles No Matter Where You Are

The next time you are setting up tent poles and emptying out your backpack remember that you are surrounded by wild foods. It is only our ignorance that separates us from that food. Now, we aren’t talking about a bounty that should be harvested and taken back home, but wild edibles that could be enjoyed by the campfire or during a camping survival situation. These wild edibles show up in several different places and it’s important that you understand what type of land area you are in. Typically wild edibles will be different in areas near water versus the...

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Triangulating Your Position in the Wilderness

Survival Camping Land Navigation Amid the incredible tech being put into clothing, tents, hammocks, boots, backpacks and various other gadgets, it’s easy to forget about the humble compass. If you plan on creating a little nook for yourself in the outdoors you must get proficient at finding your way with a map and compass. In this article, we will particularly focus on triangulating your position anywhere in the woods with a map and compass. Using these tools and the landmarks around you, finding your position is just an exercise in orientation. If you’re lost or even just a few...

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Campsite Safety in the Backcountry

There is no greater camping experience than hitting the backcountry. Heading off a trail in search of your own campsite is the true camping experience. The antithesis of pulling up to a campsite and parking just a few feet away from where you set your tent and where you burn your fire. This type of camping is great fun as well but it cannot hold a candle to experiencing the wilds of the backcountry. For you to appreciate what a unique experience this is you must understand that America has thousands and thousands of acres that are owned by...

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Wilderness First Aid Basics: Surviving Injury In The Outdoors

You may be carrying a basic first aid kit in your pack and that is a great practice. Still, you are venturing off into the wild. Depending on your adventure you may be miles away from any help. You have to respect the wild. Respect the loose rock or a falling tree that could turn your camping trip into a life-threatening circumstance. There are no ambulances coming to the rescue. In most, you or someone you love must be airlifted out of a bad situation. We are going to explore some very basic first aid practices in this article....

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Lost In The Woods: 5 Tips To Get You Back On The Trail

The almost scolding realization that you are lost in the woods is one that hits an estimated 2000 people every year. Those are the ones brave enough to report it or require rescue. Many more head off the beaten path only to suffer mild panic before finding their way back to civilization. Though it may sound silly with the marked up and color coded paths in many national parks, things happen. In the wild there are pictures of hawks that need to be taken, sunsets ‘just over that ridge and possible campsites that need to be explored. In fact,...

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Ryan Cunningham My name is Ryan Cunningham and I have always loved the outdoors. As a boy growing up in Southern MN, I would spend hours roaming the woods by our home and camping on our farm. These days I am lucky enough to be able to go on great camping adventures all over the US and share my experiences here on Beyond The Tent.

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